Ezhimala Fort at Ettikulam
The Ezhimala Fort or Ettikkulam fort lies about 2km south of Mount De-eli or Ezhimala. The fort was built by the Portuguese and subsequently held by the French and the English. It consists of three hexagonal prismatic structures, one of which has been completely damaged. The side walls of the fort are of various lengths and are almost ruined.
Ezhimala may be a variation of 'Azhimala', which meant "The mount near the Sea" was the seat of powerful kingdom which comprised the whole of the present districts from Wayanad to Kasargod and produced the great warrior king Nannan in the 5th century. In the later days Ezhimala was the capital of Mooshika and Kolathiri Rajas.
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Ezhimala Fort at Ettikulam Location:
Village - Ramanthali Ettikulam Desam, Taluk - Thalipparambu, District - Kannur, Location - Inside the Naval Academy Compound. 26kms north of Kannur.
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